Tuesday, September 3, 2002
LATEST TOTE ANTE-POST PRICES
STANLEY LEISURE SPRINT CUP (Haydock Saturday)
4 Continent, 9-2 Malhub, 7 Landseer, 8 Nayyir, Three Points, 10 Danehurst, Invincible Spirit, 12 Air Thule, May Ball, 14 Bahamian Pirate, Mount Abu, 20 Frenchmans Bay, 25 Mugharreb, Tiger Royal, 28 Orientor, 33 Lahinch, Sahara Desert, Twilight Blues, 40 Monkston Point
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER (Doncaster 14 September)
11-4 Bandari, 5 Kazzia, 11-2 Balakheri, Highest, 8 Bollin Eric, 10 Ballingarry, Sholokov, 14 First Charter, 16 Gamut, Mamool, Sorcerous, 20 Mr Dinos, 25 Black Sam Bellamy, Lady's Secret, Nysean, Spanish John, 40 Starbourne
TOTE AYR GOLD CUP (Ayr 21 September)
14 Bond Boy, Cubism, Impressive Flight, Polar Way, Suggestive, Torosay Spring, 16 Artie, Croeso Croeso, Injaaz, 20 Al Maali, Banjo Bay, Budelli, Capricho, Funfair Wayne, Green Line, Halmahera, Little Edward, Marsad, Mr Mahoose, Mr Toad, Scotty's Future, The Tatling, Tayif, 25 Abbajabba, Antonio Canova, Compton Banker, Cotton House, Deceitful, Doctor Spin, Eyecatcher, Flying Mile, Forever Times, Hand Chime, Hurricane Floyd, Indian Spark, Seven No Trumps, Tom Tun, Trace Clip, 28 Bar
TOTE CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Newmarket 5 October)
12 Beauchamp Pilot, Binary File, Chorist, 16 Champion Lodge, Eljohar, Funfair, Heretic, Jabaar, Lingo, Unshakable, 20 Bestam, Bishr, Contract, Divine Task, Father Thames, I Cried For You, Imbibing, Judge Davidson, Lahooq, Reseached, Smirk, The Gaikwar, Travelling Band, True Night, Vicious Knight, Wixoe Express, 25 Bar
PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE (Longchamp 6 October)
5-2 High Chaparrel, 4 Sulamani, 6 Hawk Wing, 7 Golan, Islington, 8 Nayef, Sakhee, 14 Aquarelliste, Falbrav, Kazzia, Marienbard, Next Desert, 16 Ange Gabriel, Bandari, Banks Hill, Boreal, Dance Routine, Jungle Pocket, Manhattan Cafe, Mubtaker, Wellbeing, 20 Balakheri, Khalkevi, 25 Bar
SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (Cheltenham 12 March 2003)
8 Hors La Loi III, 10 Bilboa, 12 Davenport Millenium, Puntal, 14 Ned Kelly, Like-A-Butterfly, Scolardy, 16 Adamant Approach, In Contrast, Galileo, Landing Light, Marble Arch, 25 Quazar, Scottish Memories, 33 Ice Dnacer, Vol Solitaire, 40 Rooster Booster
TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (Cheltenham 14 March 2003)
4 Best Mate, 12 Commanche Court, 16 First Gold, Kotki Jet, Looks Like Trouble, Truckers Tavern, 20 Barton, What's Up Boys, 25 Bacchanal, Baracouda, Florida Pearl, 33 Bar
MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL (Aintree 5 April 2003)
20 Ad Hoc, Bindaree, Davids Lad, 25 Beau, Blowing Wind, Commanche Court, Frenchmans Creek, Kingsmark, Paris Pike, Whats Up Boys, 33 Alexander Banquet, Its Time For A Win, Marlborough, Montys Pass, Moor Lane, Smarty, The Bunny Boiler, This Is Serious, 40 Bar
SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS (Newmarket 3 May 2003)
12 Statue of Liberty, Van Nistelrooy, 16 Elusive City, 20 Muqbil, Spartacus, Tomahawk, 25 Almushahar, Catcher In The Rye, Dublin, Helms Bank, Hold That Tiger, Marino Marini, Mister Links, Western Diplomat, 33 Bar
SAGITTA 1000 GUINEAS (Newmarket 4 May 2003)
5-2 Russian Rhythm, 16 Geminiani, Luvah Girl, Six Perfections, 20 Reach For The Moon, 25 Duty Paid, Khulood, Nayzak, Soviet Song, Spinola, 33 Cassis, Coquetry, Ego, Londonnet.com, 40 Nasij
STREET CRY RETIRED TO STUD
Street Cry, the best dirt horse in the world this year and a leading contender for the Horse Of The Year title, has been retired. The four-year-old has had his career curtailed due to inflammation of his right-fore ankle.
The international star, who was being aimed at the Grade One Breeders' Cup Classic at Arlington Park on October 26, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for the 2003 covering season.
Street Cry - described by jockey Jerry Bailey as "a great horse" - recorded three impressive victories this year, including a scintillating performance in the world's richest race, the Group One Dubai World Cup, in March. He also scored an emphatic victory in the Grade One Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in June.
His trainer Saeed bin Suroor had been confident about the colt's prospects in the Breeders' Cup Classic, remarking today as he paid tribute to Street Cry: "I think he would have won the Classic.
"It is very sad that the injury means he cannot run in that great race. It always seems to happen with the good ones. Street Cry was the best of the Godolphin horses this year, winning the Dubai World Cup and the Grade One Stephen Foster Handicap.
"A very honest horse, he always tried his best. This year, from January, he was a different horse, mentally and physically.
"I think he will be a great sire as he is from a very good family and will prove popular with American breeders."
Tom Albertrani, Saeed bin Suroor's New York-based assistant, said: "When you have a horse like Street Cry and something like this happens, it is pretty devastating to the whole team.
"Street Cry still had great potential and it is unfortunate that he has had this injury once before when we had to scratch him from the Kentucky Derby. It is sad to lose from the racing scene a horse of his calibre.
"He has always been a great horse to be around, being one of the nicest horses to deal with in the stable.
"Street Cry only finished out the first two once in 12 starts and that was when he was third, beaten by Macho Uno and Point Given, in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. He has always given his best effort in every race and he was really good."
Simon Crisford, Godolphin's Racing Manager, commented: "Street Cry was a superstar for Godolphin - he had natural raw talent that became apparent early on in his career.
"It was really disappointing that he got ruled out of the Kentucky Derby at the 11th hour last year because he would have had the best chance of any of our contenders in that race.
"He went on to establish himself as a superstar and his scintillating victory in the Dubai World Cup was a cherished moment for the team."
Crisford explained that the decision to retire Street Cry had been made because of persistent inflammation of the colt's right fore ankle which interrupted and compromised his training programme.
"We were just not prepared to take any risks with the horse," he said. "We had an ambitious racing programme for Street Cry, but it would not have been possible to prepare him for races like the Breeders' Cup Classic."
Eoin Harty, Godolphin's trainer of two-year-olds in America who handled Street Cry in 2000, declared: "He was always a very talented and a very tough racehorse. He was a real versatile athlete who gave 110% and I was very lucky to train him."
Jimmy Bell of Jonabell Farm believes that Street Cry has all it takes to be a great success at stud.
He said: "Street Cry is a horse who has literally done it all. What the breeders are most interested in is two-year-old form which is replicated at three and four in the highest-quality races.
"When you look back to his two-year-old days, he had the co-highest Beyer speed figure of 105 which shows tremendous precociousness.
"This year he won the Dubai World and then came over to America and confirmed that form with such an easy victory in the Stephen Foster. That is the full basket - very rarely do you get a horse that is able to show that level of two-year-old form and becomes even more impressive at the classic distance.
"He is a very well-bred horse who comes from a very popular sire line. He is also a magnificent-looking individual and when you get pedigree, performance and conformation you have what breeders are looking for."
Jonabell Farm was purchased from the Bell family by Sheikh Mohammed in 2001. At present, it houses three stallions, Cherokee Run, Holy Bull and Old Trieste. The intention is to build up the roster of stallions significantly.
The farm has a long and distinguished history stretching back for more than 50 years, producing over 200 Stakes winners and 14 Champions.
THE 2002 ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER APPROACHES
The 2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger, staged at Doncaster on Saturday, September 14, is the richest-ever renewal of the world's oldest Classic race, being worth £400,000, £50,000 more than in 2001.
It will be the 226th running of the St Leger which was founded in 1776 by Lieutenant-General Anthony St Leger, four years before the Derby.
The Rothmans Royals St Leger is the highlight of the four-day Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival which starts on Wednesday, September 11, 2002.
Prize money over the entire meeting comes to nearly 1.5 million for the first time, with the £1,462,000 in added and total prizes being £175,000 higher than the 2001 level.
The GNER Doncaster Cup, the two and a quarter mile feature of Thursday, September 12 (Ladies' Day), has doubled prize money of £100,000 and is the oldest race still run under the Rules of Racing, having first taken place in 1766.
THE 226th ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER
Class A, Group One, Total Prize fund 400,000. Doncaster, Saturday, September 14, 2002, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed Wednesday, July 10, 2002 (46 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, August 27, 2002 (17 remain). 25,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, September 7, 2002. Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 9, 2002. Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 12, 2002. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys correct up to Monday, September 2, 2002 and may not include some overseas form.
21-1315 BALAKHERI (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
11-1623 BALLINGARRY (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1011-1011 BANDARI (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
63-1255 BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
11-32233 BOLLIN ERIC 3 Sir Neil Westbrook Tim Easterby
02-15321 FIRST CHARTER 3 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
2-12 GAMUT (IRE) 3 Exors of The Late Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute
2-21212 HIGHEST (IRE) 3 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Sir Michael Stoute
11-114 KAZZIA (GER) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0-412230 LADY'S SECRET (IRE) 3 Elizabeth Roberts Barry Hills
214-415 MAMOOL (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
2-311221 MR DINOS (IRE) 3 Constantinos Shiacolas Paul Cole
3-13141 NYSAEAN (IRE) 3 Jeffen Racing Richard Hannon
231-022 SHOLOKHOV (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-4 SORCEROUS 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Plantation Stud Aidan O'Brien IRE
116-4512 SPANISH JOHN (USA) 3 Anthony Speelman Paul Cole
163400560 STARBOURNE (IRE) 3 Katie Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
17 entries remain after August 27 forfeit
ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER TRIALS
VODAFONE DERBY (GROUP 1), EPSOM, EARLY JUNE
YEAR HORSE EPSOM POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 Mr Combustible 4th (to Galileo) 3rd (to Milan)
2000 Going Global 13th (to Sinndar) 10th (to Millenary)
1999 Adair 13th (to Oath) 3rd (to Mutafaweq)
All The Way 5th 4th
1998 Sunshine Street 4th (to High-Rise) 3rd (to Nedawi)
Sadian 7th 4th
The Glow-Worm 6th 8th
1997 SILVER PATRIARCH 2nd (to Benny The Dip) WON
The Fly 5th 3rd
1996 Dushyantor 2nd (to Shaamit) 2nd (to Shantou)
SHANTOU 3rd WON
St Mawes 17th 5th
1994 Broadway Flyer 21st (to Lammtarra) 2nd (to Moonax)
Party Season 15th 6th
1993 BOB'S RETURN 6th (to Commander In Chief) WON
Shareek 5th 4th
1992 Assessor 13th (to Dr Devious) 6th (to User Friendly)
1991 Corrupt 6th (to Generous) 6th (to Toulon)
TOULON 9th WON
1990 Karinga Bay 5th (to Quest For Fame) 6th (to Snurge)
River God 16th 3rd
1989 Terimon 2nd (to Nashwan) 4th (to Michelozzo)
1988 Sheriff's Star 6th (to Kahyasi) 3rd (to Minster Son)
MINSTER SON 8th WON
1987 REFERENCE POINT WON WON
Mountain Kingdom 6th 2nd
Love The Groom 12th 6th
Gulf King 15th 7th
1986 Nisnas 5th (to Shahrastani) 5th (to Moon Madness)
Sirk 7th 6th
Allez Milord 10th 8th
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Entries who ran in Vodafone Derby: Bandari (8th to High Chaparral)
QUEEN'S VASE (GROUP 3), ROYAL ASCOT, MID JUNE
YEAR HORSE ASCOT POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 And Beyond WON 7th (to Milan)
When In Rome 2nd 4th
Mediterranean 13th Pulled up
2000 Dalampour WON 5th (to Millenary)
Kuwait Trooper 8th 11th
1997 Windsor Castle WON 5th (to Silver Patriarch)
Book At Bedtime 3rd 4th
1996 Gordi WON 10th (to Shantou)
Wilawander 4th 6th
1995 Anchor Clever 7th (to Stelvio) 6th (to Classic Cliche)
1993 Silverdale 2nd (to Infrasonic) 7th (to Bob's Return)
1991 Jendali WON 7th (to Toulon)
1990 River God WON 3rd (to Snurge)
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Entries who ran in Queen's Vase: Mamool (WON), Mr Dinos (2nd), Black Sam Bellamy (5th)
KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP 2), ROYAL ASCOT, MID JUNE
YEAR HORSE ASCOT POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 MILAN 4th (to Storming Home) WON
2000 Going Global 6th (to Subtle Power) 10th (to Millenary)
1999 MUTAFAWEQ WON WON
Iscan 2nd 7th
1996 Desert Boy 2nd (to Amfortas) 11th
SHANTOU 3rd WON
1995 CLASSIC CLICHE 2nd (to Pentire) WON
Kalabo 3rd 7th
Istidaad 5th 3rd
In Camera 6th 4th
1994 MOONAX 5th (to Foyer) WON
1993 Winged Victory 2nd (to Beneficial) 8th (to Bob's Return)
Azzilfi 3rd 6th
1992 Sonus 4th (to Beyton) 2nd (to User Friendly)
Bonny Scot 6th 3rd
1991 Saddlers' Hall WON 2nd (to Toulon)
Corrupt 5th 6th
Jahafil 7th 10th
1988 Sheriff's Star WON 3rd (to Minster Son)
1987 Love The Groom WON 6th (to Reference Point)
Dry Dock 7th 3rd
Gulf King 8th 7th
1986 Nisnas 3rd (to Bonhomie) 5th (to Moon Madness)
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Entries who ran in King Edward VII Stakes: Balakheri (WON), Bollin Eric (2nd), First Charter (3rd).
BUDWEISER IRISH DERBY (GROUP 1), CURRAGH, LATE JUNE
YEAR HORSE CURRAGH POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 Pugin 4th (to Galileo) 5th (to Milan)
Mr Combustible 6th 3rd
2000 Media Puzzle 4th (to Sinndar) 4th (to Millenary)
1999 MUTAFAWEQ 5th (to Montjeu) WON
Tchaikovsky 3rd 5th
1998 Sunshine Street 9th (to Dream Well) 3rd (to Nedawi)
Sadian 10th 4th
1997 SILVER PATRIARCH 5th (to Desert King) WON
The Fly 9th 3rd
1996 Dushyantor 4th (to Zagreb) 2nd (to Shantou)
Sharaf Kabeer 11th 7th
1995 CLASSIC CLICHE 5th (to Winged Love) WON
1994 Ionio 6th (to Balanchine) 5th (to Moonax)
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Stakes Entries who ran in Budweiser Irish Derby: Sholokhov (2nd to High Chaparral), Ballingarry (3rd), Nysaean (4th), Balakheri (5th).
PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES (GROUP 3), GOODWOOD, LATE JULY
YEAR HORSE GOODWOOD POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 Demophilos 2nd (to Alexius) 2nd (to Milan)
When In Rome 5th 4th
Saddler's Creek 10th 9th
2000 MILLENARY WON WON
Air Marshall 2nd 2nd
Kuwait Trooper 5th 11th
Going Global 9th 10th
1998 NEDAWI WON (dht with Rabah) WON
1997 Poseidon 2nd (to Stowaway) 8th (to Silver Patriarch)
1996 St Mawes WON 5th (to Shantou)
Mons 4th 4th
Samraan 6th 3rd
Desert Boy 7th 11th
1995 Istidaad 3rd (to Presenting) 3rd (to Classic Cliché)
In Camera 4th 4th
Kalabo 5th 5th
1994 Broadway Flyer WON 2nd (to Moonax)
Party Season 3rd 6th
1993 Shareek 2nd (to Right Win) 4th (to Bob's Return)
Azzilfi 4th 6th
1992 Bonny Scot WON 3rd (to User Friendly)
1990 Karinga Bay WON 6th (to Snurge)
1989 Alphabel 2nd (to Warrshan) 7th (to Michelozzo)
N C Owen 3rd 6th
1988 MINSTER SON WON WON
1987 Love The Groom WON 6th (to Reference Point)
1986 Allez Milord WON 8th (to Moon Madness)
Sirk 3rd 6th
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger entries who ran in the Gordon Stakes: Bandari (WON), First Charter (2nd).
GREAT VOLTIGEUR STAKES (GROUP 2), YORK, MID AUGUST
YEAR HORSE YORK POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 MILAN WON WON
Demophilos 3rd 2nd
Saddler's Creek 8th 9th
2000 Air Marshall WON 2nd (to Millenary)
Marienbard 2nd 6th
Dalampour 3rd 5th
1999 MUTAFAWEQ 4th (to Fantastic Light) WON
Elmutabaki 5th 8th
1998 The Glow-Worm 5th (to Sea Wave) 8th (to Nedawi)
1997 SILVER PATRIARCH 2nd (to Stowaway) WON
1996 Dushyantor WON 2nd (to Shantou)
Mons 2nd 4th
1995 Luso 3rd (to Pentire) 8th (to Classic Cliche)
1994 Sacrament WON 4th (to Moonax)
Ionio 2nd 5th
Broadway Flyer 3rd 2nd
Double Trigger 5th 3rd
1993 BOB'S RETURN WON WON
Shareek 4th 4th
Armiger 7th 2nd
1992 Bonny Scot WON 3rd (to User Friendly)
Sonus 2nd 2nd
Assessor 3rd 6th
1991 Corrupt WON 6th (to Toulon)
Saddlers' Hall 2nd 2nd
1990 Snurge 2nd (to Belmez) WON
Karinga Bay 3rd 6th
1989 Terimon 2nd (to Zalazl) 4th (to Michelozzo)
1988 Sheriff's Star WON 3rd (to Minster Son)
1987 REFERENCE POINT WON WON
Dry Dock 2nd 3rd
1986 Nisnas WON 5th (to Moon Madness)
Moon Madness 3rd WON
Allez Milord 5th 8th
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Entries who ran in Great Voltigeur Stakes: Bandari (WON), Highest (2nd), Bollin Eric (3rd).
SAN MIGUEL MARCH STAKES (LISTED), GOODWOOD, LATE AUGUST
YEAR HORSE GOODWOOD POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2001 When In Rome 5th (to Shamaiel) 4th (to Milan)
2000 Kuwait Trooper 2nd (to Alva Glen) 11th (to Millenary)
Going Global 4th 10th
1999 Iscan 2nd (to Yavana's Pace) 7th (to Mutafaweq)
1998 Ta-Lim WON 5th (to Nedawi)
1997 Book At Bedtime 3rd (to Pentad) 4th (to Silver Patriarch)
1996 Sharaf Kabeer WON 7th (to Shantou)
1995 Jellaby Askhir WON 9th (to Classic Cliché)
1992 Rain Rider WON 7th (to User Friendly)
1991 Jahafil WON 10th (to Toulon)
Arcadian Heights 2nd 8th
Libk 4th 9th
1990 River God WON 3rd (to Snurge)
1989 MICHELOZZO WON WON
1988 Zaffaran WON 4th (to Minster Son)
Mazzacano 2nd 5th
1987 King Of Mercia 3rd (to Ala Hounak) 5th (to Reference Point)
1986 Celestial Storm WON 2nd (to Moon Madness)
2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger Stakes Entries who ran in San Miguel March Stakes: First Charter (WON), Spanish John (2nd).
RECORD OF TRAINERS (SINCE 1980) OF 2002 ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES ENTRIES
Trainer Year/Place Horse Jockey SP
Saeed bin Suroor (Kazzia, Mamool)
2001 6 Alunissage Ted Durcan 16/1
1999 1 MUTAFAWEQ Richard Hills 11/2
1999 3 ADAIR Olivier Peslier 9/1
1998 1 NEDAWI John Reid 5/2 F
1997 9 HALTARRA Frankie Dettori 16/1
1996 7 SHARAF KABEER Richard Quinn 11/1
1995 1 CLASSIC CLICHE Frankie Dettori 10/3 F
Paul Cole (Mr Dinos, Spanish John)
1997 5 WINDSOR CASTLE Richard Quinn 10/1
1991 5 FLY AWAY SOON Richard Quinn 7/1
1990 1 SNURGE Richard Quinn 7/2
1986 5 NISNAS Richard Quinn 11/2
1984 9 GET THE MESSAGE Richard Quinn 33/1
Tim Easterby (Bollin Eric)
No previous runners
Richard Hannon (Nysaean)
1992 6 ASSESSOR John Reid 14/1
Barry Hills (Lady's Secret)
2001 3 MR COMBUSTIBLE Michael Hills 3/1
1999 8 ELMUTABAKI Michael Hills 16/1
1998 2 HIGH AND LOW Jimmy Fortune 11/2
1998 7 ECO FRIENDLY Ray Cochrane 33/1
1998 8 THE GLOW-WORM Michael Hills 4/1
1997 3 THE FLY Michael Hills 10/1
1996 6 WILAWANDER Richard Hills 16/1
1994 1 MOONAX Pat Eddery 40/1
Mark Johnston (Bandari)
2001 7 AND BEYOND Kevin Darley 10/1
2000 8 LITTLEPACEPADDOCKS Michael Hills 11/1
1995 10 JURAL Jason Weaver 7/1
1994 3 DOUBLE TRIGGER Jason Weaver 9/1
Aidan O'Brien IRE (Ballingarry, Black Sam Bellamy, Sholokhov, Sorcerous, Starbourne)
2001 1 MILAN Mick Kinane 13/8F
2001 8 LIFE MATCH Jimmy Fortune 200/1
2001 9 SADDLER'S CREEK Paul Scallan 200/1
2001 PU MEDITERRANEAN Jamie Spencer 7/1
2000 7 ROSTROPROVICH George Duffield 33/1
Sir Michael Stoute (Balakheri, First Charter, Gamut, Highest)
2000 2 AIR MARSHALL John Reid 3/1
2000 5 DALAMPOUR Pat Eddery 4/1
1999 7 ISCAN John Reid 13/2
1998 5 TA-LIM Richard Hills 7/1
1995 4 IN CAMERA Kevin Darley 33/1
1994 4 SACRAMENT Walter Swinburn 7/2
1993 4 SHAREEK Walter Swinburn 13/1
1991 2 SADDLERS' HALL John Reid 13/2
1990 2 HELLENIC Walter Swinburn 2/1 F
1988 4 ZAFFARAN Ray Cochrane 14/1
1986 3 UNTOLD Walter Swinburn 5/2 F
1984 5 SHERNAZAR Walter Swinburn 20/1
1983 8 DAZARI Walter Swinburn 8/1
1982 15 ELECTRIC Walter Swinburn 100/30 F
1981 4 SHERGAR Walter Swinburn 4/9 F
RECORD OF CURRENT JOCKEYS (SINCE 1980) IN THE ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES
JOCKEY YEAR PLACE HORSE TRAINER SP
2001 4 WHEN IN ROME Charles Cyzer 50/1
2000 3 CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT Luke Comer IRE 40/1
1996 3 SAMRAAN John Dunlop 28/1
2001 7 AND BEYOND Mark Johnston 10/1
1998 9 ARDLEIGH CHARMER Chris Dwyer 150/1
1996 5 ST MAWES John Dunlop 8/1
1995 4 IN CAMERA Michael Stoute 33/1
1997 9 HALTARRA Saeed bin Suroor 16/1
1996 1 SHANTOU John Gosden 8/1
1995 1 CLASSIC CLICHE Saeed bin Suroor 10/3 F
1993 7 SILVERDALE John Gosden 7/1
1992 3 BONNY SCOT Luca Cumani 5/2
1991 6 CORRUPT Neville Callaghan 13/2
1990 7 HAJADE Luca Cumani 9/1
1989 6 NC OWEN Luca Cumani 12/1
2000 7 ROSTROPOVICH Aidan O'Brien IRE 33/1
1992 1 USER FRIENDLY Clive Brittain 7/4 F
2001 6 ALUNISSAGE Saeed bin Suroor 16/1
2000 5 DALAMPOUR Sir Michael Stoute 4/1
1999 2 RAMRUMA Henry Cecil 10/11 F
1997 1 SILVER PATRIARCH John Dunlop 5/4 F
1996 2 DUSHYANTOR Henry Cecil 2/1 F
1995 7 KALABO Henry Cecil 11/2
1994 1 MOONAX Barry Hills 40/1
1993 2 ARMIGER Henry Cecil 4/1
1991 1 TOULON Andre Fabre FR 5/2 F
1990 5 GREAT MARQUESS Henry Cecil 11/1
1987 2 MOUNTAIN KINGDOM Clive Brittain 9/1
1986 1 MOON MADNESS John Dunlop 9/2
1980 4 SAVIOUR Jeremy Tree 8/1
1997 10 BESIEGE Henry Cecil 10/1
1996 10 GORDI Dermot Weld IRE 7/1
1994 6 PARTY SEASON Charles Cyzer 40/1
1989 2 SAPIENCE Jimmy FitzGerald 15/1
2001 8 LIFE MATCH Aidan O'Brien IRE 200/1
1998 2 HIGH AND LOW Barry Hills 11/2
1997 8 POSEIDON Mick Channon 25/1
2001 3 MR COMBUSTIBLE Barry Hills 3/1
2000 8 LITTLEPACEPADDOCKS Mark Johnston 11/1
1999 8 ELMUTABAKI Barry Hills 16/1
1998 8 THE GLOW-WORM Barry Hills 4/1
1997 3 THE FLY Barry Hills 10/1
1994 2 BROADWAY FLYER John Hills 6/1
1993 9 AZILIAN John Gosden 33/1
1989 5 BLAZING TOUCH Charlie Brooks 100/1
1999 1 MUTAFAWEQ Saeed bin Suroor 11/2
1998 5 TA-LIM Sir Michael Stoute 7/1
1997 7 SHAYA Dick Hern 33/1
1996 6 WILAWANDER Barry Hills 16/1
1991 9 LIBK Tom Jones 25/1
2000 11 KUWAIT TROOPER Gerard Butler 14/1
2000 10 GOING GLOBAL Sean Woods 66/1
1998 6 DARK MOONDANCER Peter Chapple-Hyam 12/1
1995 6 ANCHOR CLEVER Paul Kelleway 16/1
2001 1 MILAN Aidan O'Brien IRE 13/8F
1999 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Gerard Butler 20/1
2001 5 PUGIN John Oxx IRE 7/1
1999 4 ALL THE WAY Terry Mills 8/1
1998 3 SUNSHINE STREET Noel Meade IRE 13/2
1999 3 ADAIR Saeed bin Suroor 9/1
1997 2 VERTICAL SPEED Andre Fabre FR 7/2
2001 2 DEMOPHILOS Amanda Perrett 10/1
2000 1 MILLENARY John Dunlop 11/4F
1998 4 SADIAN John Dunlop 4/1
1997 5 WINDSOR CASTLE Paul Cole 10/1
1996 7 SHARAF KABEER Saeed bin Suroor 11/1
1993 6 AZZILFI John Dunlop 7/2
1991 5 FLY AWAY SOON Paul Cole 7/1
1990 1 SNURGE Paul Cole 7/2
1986 5 NISNAS Paul Cole 11/2
1984 9 GET THE MESSAGE Paul Cole 33/1
2000 6 MARIENBARD Michael Jarvis 11/2
1999 6 NOUSHKEY Michael Jarvis 11/1
1993 1 BOB'S RETURN Mark Tompkins 3/1 F
1983 6 NEORION Clive Brittain 100/1
2001 9 SADDLER'S CREEK Aidan O'Brien IRE 200/1
2000 4 MEDIA PUZZLE Dermot Weld IRE 33/1
2001 PU MEDITERRANEAN Aidan O'Brien IRE 7/1
1996 9 FLYING LEGEND Henry Cecil 18/1
1995 2 MINDS MUSIC Henry Cecil 12/1
1994 7 RED ROUTE Henry Cecil 15/8 F
1993 3 EDBAYSAAN Henry Cecil 25/1
1996 4 MONS Luca Cumani 5/1
1995 10 JURAL Mark Johnston 7/1
1994 3 DOUBLE TRIGGER Mark Johnston 9/1
2000 9 TALAASH Mick Channon 33/1
THE 2002 ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER FESTIVAL RACE PROGRAMME
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - Thoroughbred Breeders' Day.
1.40 The EBF Carrie Red Fillies' Nursery Stakes (Handicap), £30,000 added, 2-y-o fillies only, 6f 110yds.
2.15 The £200,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes, £200,000 guaranteed, 2-y-o only, 6f
2.50 The Tote Trifecta Portland (Showcase Handicap), £40,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-110, 5f 140 yds
3.25 The Rothmans Royals Park Hill Stakes (Group 3), £50,000 total prize fund, 3-y-o+ fillies and mares, 1m 6f 132 yds
3.55 The McKeever St Lawrence Conditions Stakes, £11,000 added, 2-y-o only, 7f. 4.25 The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Maiden Stakes, £10,000 added, 2-y-o only, 1m.
4.55 The Cantor Fitzgerald UK Charitable Relief Fund Classified Stakes, £12,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-85, 1m 2f 60yds.
Thursday, September 12, 2002 - GNER Doncaster Cup Day (Ladies' Day).
1.40 The Ralph Raper Memorial Prince of Wales Cup (Showcase Nursery Handicap), £25,000 added, 2-y-o only, 1m.
2.15 The GNER Park Stakes (Group 3), £50,000 total prize fund, 3-y-o+, 1m.
2.50 The GNER Doncaster Cup (Group 3), £100,000 total prize fund, 3-y-o+, 2m 2f.
3.25 The Rothmans Royals May Hill Stakes (Group 3), £40,000 total prize fund, 2-y-o fillies only, 1m.
3.55 The JRA London Office's 10th Anniversary Kyoto Sceptre Stakes (Listed), £26,500 added, 3-y-o+, fillies and mares only, 7f.
4.25 The Scarbrough Stakes (Listed), £25,000 added, 2-y-o+, 5f.
4.55 The Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons Ladies Day Stakes (Handicap), £12,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-95, 7f.
Friday, September 13, 2002 - In aid of the Coal Trades Benevolent Association.
1.40 The Joy UK Conditions Guaranteed Sweepstakes, £20,000 guaranteed, 3-y-o, 4-y-o and 5-y-o, 1m 2f 60yds
2.15 The Tote Exacta Mallard Stakes (Showcase Handicap), £30,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-105, 1m 6f 132yds
2.50 Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes (Group 2), £120,000 total prize fund, 2-y-o, colts and geldings only, 7f.
3.25 The Amco Corporation Troy Stakes (Listed), £26,500 added, 3-y-o+, 1m 4f.
3.55 The DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes, £40,000 guaranteed, 2-y-o only, 6f.
4.25 The CPL Industries Challenge Trophy (Conditions Guaranteed Sweepstakes), £12,000 guaranteed, 3-y-o, 1m.
4.55 The Coalite Smokeless Fuels Handicap Guaranteed Sweepstakes, £10,000 guaranteed, 3-y-o+, rated 0-80, 5f.
Saturday, September 14, 2002 - Rothmans Royals St Leger Day.
1.50 The GNER Conditions Stakes, £12,000 added, 2-y-o only, 6f.
2.25 The Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2), £75,000 total prize fund, 2-y-o only, 5f.
2.55 The Porcelanosa Rated Stakes (Handicap), £25,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-105, 1m.
3.35 THE ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES (Group 1) (Showcase Race) £400,000 total prize fund, 3-y-o, colts and fillies only, 1m 6f 132 yds.
4.10 The ladbrokes.com Stakes (Handicap), £25,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-95, 1m 2f 60yds.
4.45 The Torne Valley Handicap Stakes, £25,000 added, 3-y-o+, rated 0-105, 1m 4f.
5.15 The Battle Of Britain Nursery Handicap Stakes, £10,000 added, 2-y-o, rated 0-85, 7f.
Total added and guaranteed prize money - £1,462,000.
FABULOUS FESTIVAL FORECAST AT DOWN ROYAL
The 4th Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse was launched today at the Council Island Civic Centre, Lisburn which earlier this year was granted City status. Lisburn Council and the N.I. Events Company provide assisted funding in staging the Ulster Showcase of National Hunt Racing. Top personalities from the world of racing attended the launch of the two day event to be staged on November 8th and 9th 2002.
Top jockey, NORMAN WILLIAMSON who last month quit England and based himself in Ireland citied "Better Prize money in Ireland, better horses and racing" as the principal reasons for his return but also stated "The more relaxed schedule of the Irish Race scene was a deciding factor. The constant travelling within Britain was ongoing. I was already riding in Ireland on Sundays on a regular basis for Edward O'Grady and I hope to continue that association. The atmosphere and public at Irish tracks is something special." Norman Williamson has already tasted success at the N.I. Festival. Strabane Trainer, Sil Kirk had the top jockey aboard when Clady Boy won in the Millennium year but success on the Edward O'Grady trained NED KELLY in the Anglo Irish Bank Hurdle at last year's Festival was one of the highlights of the fixture. The jockey also said the horses he was most looking forward to riding during the season included PIZARRO, SACUNDAI, KICKHAM and NED KELLY saying of the latter "The best of this horse has still to be seen."
Norman Williamson still retains links with the Major Cross Channel Trainers and will travel to England on the big occasions when home commitments permit.
Lambourn based trainer, NOEL CHANCE has a remarkable record of success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup having trained both Mr Mulligan and Looks Like Trouble to win Chasing's Blue Ribbon. LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE also completed the double when winning the feature race, the JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT ULSTER CHAMPION CHASE at the Millennium Festival. The trainer said at today's launch
"Looks Like Trouble's victory at Down Royal was spectacular and many impartial observers consider his display when winning the Ulster Champion Chase, one of the very best ever seen in a steeplechase. Winning at the N.I. Festival was very special having formerly trained in Ireland for many years and knowing the standard of horses we were taking on in the big race. The Province should take great pride in establishing a world class event in such a short life span."
The JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT ULSTER CHAMPION CHASE* will again provide the feature race with a prize fund this year of 140,000 euros. The success and the profile of the feature event was recognised last month by Horse Racing Ireland who endorsed the contest when awarding GRADE ONE STATUS.
The Principal supporting chase at the Festival will again be the KILLULTAGH PROPERTIES NOVICE CHASE also recognised by the Irish Turf Club and now a GRADE THREE EVENT worth 50,000euros. The race produced a fairy tale result last year when race sponsors, FRANK and ROSE BOYD won with KILLULTAGH STORM.
Several new Sponsors* support this year's Festival including T MOBILE who underwrite the opening 3year old Maiden Hurdle on day one while DELUXWOOD LTD sponsor the concluding bumper on day two of the Festival. STANLEY LEISURE are the new sponsors of the featured handicap hurdle on the second day, won last year by the English trained, WHISTLING DIXIE*.
BBC Presenter, RICHARD PITMAN who acted as anchor man at the Festival Launch said "I am very aware from my work on television that Irish Racing holds major cross channel appeal. You not only have Champion horses on your doorstep but a host of the best jump jockeys in the world including Paul Carberry, Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty and now Norman Williamson in action on the local scene."
JAMES NICHOLSON, Chairman of Down Royal Racecourse and Principal Sponsor said "Grade One Status at the Festival is a great reflection on the N.I. Events Company, Lisburn City Council and Sponsors who have made the two days of racing one of the most successful sporting events in the province. Down Royal and the Festival Organisers are indebted to all those, whose contributions and efforts have made the event one of the highlights of the Irish Racing year."
MIKE TODD, Down Royal General Manager who hosted a Promotional Reception in Lambourn for Trainers based at the training centre just prior to today's Official Launch said "Interest in this year's Festival has already exceeded expectations. The Lambourn visit proved a success and engendered considerable interest from trainers. Corporate Hospitality demand is already ahead of previous years and I am confident that this year's Festival will build on previous success and prove a major hit with the public and trainers. Several major announcements regarding the Festival are due be revealed in the coming weeks ensuring maximum attendance and media interest."
IRISH THOROUGHBRED NEWS
MOYGLARE SUCCESS FOR DESERT PRINCE FILLY
Mail The Desert, bred by Sean Coughlan, landed the EUR300,000 Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
A daughter of Irish National Stud sire Desert Prince was completing a notable weekend for her sire as he had sired Foss Way, the winner of the Solario Stakes just 24 hours earlier. Mail The Desert was sold for just EUR54,000 at the 2001 Goffs Orby Sale and was winning for the second time.
It was also a National Stud resident that sired the second placed filly, Luminata. She is a daughter of Indian Ridge and the Tap on Wood mare, Smaoineamh.
In a thrilling finish, Mail The Desert gamely held off the late surge of Luminata to claim the EUR156,600 first prize while her fellow British-raider Pearl Dance collected EUR27,600 when finishing a close-up third.
Winning trainer Mick Channon expects Mail The Desert to stay further and she could next run the Fillies Mile at Ascot.
DESERT PRINCE COLT LANDS GROUP 3
The Irish National Stud-bred Foss Way won the Iveco Daily Solario Stakes on only his third start at Sandown on Saturday. This was the first leg of an impressive juvenile double for Desert Prince that was completed by Mail The Desert in the Moyglare Stakes.
Foss Way came from off the pace and showed plenty of determination to win, having been short of room over a furlong out. Foss Way's success delighted trainer John Gosden who said, "He had a bit of trouble getting out and we were getting pinned in back there, but he has a good attitude and has done nicely to get there."
Foss Way was sold for Ir£220,000 at the 2001 Goffs Orby Sale.
DANEHURST FINISHES FAST TO TAKE THE GROUP 2 FLYING FIVE
Danehurst finished very fast and late to take the Flying Five at the Curragh. Having looked to have a lot to do at the furlong pole to catch the front running Lady Dominatrix (Danehill Dancer), she quickened well to get up in the final stride and win by a head. This was a yet another excellent run from Lady Dominatrix who cost just Ir£2,000 when sold at the 2000 Goffs Autumn Bonus Sale.
This was a quick return to action since a disappointing performance at York. The going combined with the group 2 status were undoubted factors in the quick return of Danehurst to the track. Increased prize money has resulted in at strong foreign challenge at the majority of Curragh meetings this season and connections of Danehurst, who now has the Prix De l'Abbaye in her sights, picked up first prize of EUR81,000.
HORSE RACING IRELAND LAUNCH WEBSITE
A new website has been launched by Horse Racing Ireland as part of the on going campaign to increase racecourse attendances and to make racing accessible to new audiences.
The address for the new site is www.horseracingireland.ie and contains links to the 27 racecourses in Ireland. An extensive industry statistics section is also included as well as a list of intended runners at the three-day and overnight stages.
In addition, the site will contain a results section showing the first six places and the horse's starting prices.
MARIENBAD IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF THE GERMAN GROUP 1
Marienbard put himself in line for a crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with an impressive display in winning the Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden, Group 1. This was Marienbards second Group 1 win of the season in Germany and this son of Caerleon looks an improving sort.
Godolphin's Irish-bred money-spinner was giving his owners their tenth worldwide Group 1 win this year at Baden-Baden. The son of Caerleon raced clear inside the final furlong to win the Grosser Preis von Baden in fine style prompting Frankie Dettori to say, "He has been flying in his work and I knew it would take a good one to beat him. This is the best he's ever been."
CHAMPION STAKES TAKING SHAPE
A high-class field of runners is expected to line up for the EUR1.1 million Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes at the Curragh this Saturday.
Last year's contest turned into the race of the year with Fantastic Light narrowly beating Galileo and next weekend's renewal looks set to be equally exciting with yet another battle between Godolphin and Ballydoyle looking set to take place.
Aidan O'Brien has reported that his stable stars are beginning to recover from the coughing bug that has swept through Ballydoyle and, all being well, he will be represented by Hawk Wing who will be joined in the race by stable companions Sholokhov and Castle Gandolfo.
Nayef, a winner at York, is a likely starter and Grandera could be the Godolphin representative.
Rebelline and Margarula, Ireland's leading fillies, could both run. Connections would like to see an ease in ground conditions before confirming Rebelline as a definite runner, while Irish Oaks winner Margarula would have to be supplemented for the race.
CHAPARRAL AND ROCK OFF TO FRANCE
Aidan O'Brien is to send his dual Derby winner High Chaparral to Longchamp for the Prix Neil where the son of Sadler's Wells will clash with French Derby winner Sulamani.
Both horses head the ante-post market for the Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe with High Chaparral favourite at 2/1 and Sulamani next best at 4/1. Five of the last six Arc winners have contested the Prix Neil.
Rock Of Gibraltar, who won his sixth consecutive Group 1 race in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, will attempt to become the first horse to win seven in a row if when he contests the Prix Du Moulin, at Longchamp.
IRISH-BRED CHECKIT TAKES GERMAN GROUP 2
Checkit was the winner of the Maurice Lacroix-Trophy Group 2, on the Disqualification of short head 'first past the post' Easy Way. Checkit is a son of Mukaddamah and was sold for only Ir£5,000 at the 2001 Goffs February Sale.
Previously Checkit had finished 3rd behind Elusive City in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes.
Last weeks report on the success of Golden Danetime in the listed Criterium Labronico in Livorno stated that Golden Danetime was a son of Danehill. This is untrue. He is of course a son of the very successful first crop sire, Danetime. Standing at Tally-Ho Stud, Danetime is the sire of thirteen 2yo winners so far this season.
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